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How Social Media Fueled the Ultimate Body Fuel Course

by Quia Querisma

Like most digital start-ups, EatingsForAbs.com started out of necessity and a desire for change. Coach Bryndan “Be” Moore, a certified nutrition coach, didn’t always live a life of clean eating and regular exercise.

Years ago, Be visited the gym intermittently, and would grow frustrated that he wasn’t achieving the physical results he was looking for. He lived a stop and start cycle with exercise and it was a passive approach to fitness. However, it was his father’s congestive heart failure and kidney failure that rattled him to his core.

After years of dialysis, as his father headed in for what would be a successful kidney transplant, Be had a moment of introspection that led him to pursue a significantly healthier lifestyle.

“There is a sense of helplessness that comes to the loved ones of those facing major surgery. In retrospect that was the day I decided to do the most I could to minimize my chances of passing on that experience to the people who care for me,” he said.

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Olympian Dr. Rhadi Ferguson talks Weight Loss and His Book “Coffee with Rhadi”


Olympian, 4 time National Judo champion, MMA fighter, now author Dr. Rhadi Ferguson took a few questions impromptu from our resident body transformation and athletic performance coach, Coach Be (www.AlumniWellness.com) for a new episode of his show “Coffee with Rhadi.”

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Planet Fitness: Not Such a “Judgment-Free Zone” After All – Ban Women’s Hair Scarves

By Stephanie Humphrey

I consider myself to be many things – friend, tech-life expert, daughter among others.  I like to think that activist falls somewhere on that list, but beyond the sporadic addition of my name to a petition on Change.org, I don’t regularly make very many causes a priority in my life.  So while it might seem as if the mantle I’ve taken up is fairly trivial, I assure you it has implications much deeper than may appear on the surface.

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Entertainment Health + Wellness

Michael Jackson: 3 Years Later Have We Learned Anything From MJ’s Death?

WAKE UP MUSIC INDUSTRY AND AMERICA: WE HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM!

BY JAMES L. WALKER, JR. – ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER

Today, marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

On June 25th, 2009, the great singer was found unconscious at his home and rushed to a hospital.  We later learned he died from an overdose of propofol, administered by a self-hired doctor Conrad Murray. Murray has since been arrested, charged and prosecuted for the negligence and sits in jail awaiting an appeal of his sentence.

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Hunger Hits Home

The problem of childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Child hunger hampers a young person’s ability to learn and becomes more likely to suffer from poverty as an adult. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.

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You Can Do It!

With cancer and disease running ram pet these days, it is so important to get up, get out and do something! Walk 30 minutes a day, drink twice as much water than you do now,  cut your sugar intake in half, or just increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat everyday.   We live in a day and age where everything you need to know to lose weight and get healthy is right at your finger tips. Don’t get skinny, get HEALTHY. There are no more excuses. If you know better, DO BETTER!

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Best carbohydrate sources for your family


Hi protein, low carb diets are maybe not the best way to go. All carbs are not alike. By all means, dump the pizza, cookies, soda, cakes and candy. But don’t forget the most important of them all, your fruits and veggies! Despite the high protein low carb fad diets, carbs are actually good for you and necessary for your muscle growth.

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Musiq Soulchild New Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Atlantic Records Recording Artist Musiq Soulchild announced his new role as ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer. As an ambassador for the movement, Musiq will raise awareness about breast cancer so that younger women know the importance of early detection and why it’s important to pay attention to their bodies.